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Archives for February, 2021

Bill Sanders – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Bill Sanders has passed away. William Willard (Bill) Sanders October 14, 1930 – February 27, 2021   From The Milwaukee Journal: Milwaukee Journal political cartoonist William (Bill) Sanders was remembered Sunday as a dynamic artist who wasn’t afraid to challenge those in power. Sanders died Saturday at the age of 90. Sanders began […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: 0 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Diamond Anniversary

A Murder of Crows. A Barrel of Monkeys. A Reuben of Cartoonists? 75 years ago a group of cartoonists got together and decided to form a club. It had been tried before without lasting success. This time it lasted. No one better than R. C. Harvey to give the details: ON FRIDAY NIGHT, March 1, […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, National Cartoonist Society, Reuben, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Mostly for laughs

I hadn’t planned on doing politics today, but this topic won’t wait, because Biden has promised an announcement Monday on Saudi Arabia and the Khashoggi murder, but cartoonists and editorialists have already said he hasn’t done enough. I like Patrick Chappatte‘s cartoon, then, because he’s not jumping the gun, but rather stating the facts, which […]

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

CSotD: Weekend Wrapup

Over in the Economist, Kal Kallaugher wonders if Europe will ever trust us again, given that she’s got reasons not to. I’m leading with it because yesterday I promised to look into the missile strike against a launch base in Syria, admitting that, given my feelings about our having abandoned our Kurdish allies, I had […]

Posted on: Feb 27, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

Short News Items on Short Form Comics

The B-C Open Turns 50 BINGHAMTON, NY – Professional golf in our area has reached a milestone, and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open is planning to celebrate this year. This year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the B-C Open at En-Joie Golf Course in Endicott back in 1971. In the spirit of […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Cartooning, Comic strips, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Looking For a Few Good Options

Ann Telnaes (WashPost) on GOP resistance to the hike in the minimum wage, now imperiled by a parliamentarian ruling that it can’t be shoved through in the form of a reconciliation proposal to skirt the so-called filibuster rule. I say so-called because I remember the days when, if you wanted to stall a vote, you […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

Magazine Cartoonist Profiles – A Chronicles Post

Magazine cartoonists Michael Maslin and Mike Lynch (with Dick Buchanan) have gone back to the days when magazine cartooning was popular and ubiquitous. Yesterday, while having a blast looking through ancient issues of The New Yorker to talk about today, I ran across a rarity: a cartoonist I didn’t recall. Michael Maslin (re)discovers Alan Foster, […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Comments: 0 Comments

“Daily Papers Waste Resources on Cartoons”

A week after Michael Cavna’s Washington Post article advocating more diversity among editorial cartoonists, conservative outlets are not letting go. The main complaint seems to be that we have too much to be concerned about without adding more. From The Federalist: One would think in an America still suffering the social and economic devastation stemming […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 1 Comment

Cartoonist Fitz Interviews Cartoonist Trudeau

It is always interesting when a cartoonist interviews another cartoonist. So Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons interviewing Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau is a treat. The Fitz introduction: Next Saturday begins the glorious weekend of the 2021 Tucson Virtual Festival of Books. The lineup of authors is amazing. Imagine enjoying every moment of TFOB […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Well-intentioned failures, plus those others

I’m often impatient with Gary Markstein (Creators). He keeps up his partnership with Tony Rubino at their daily strip, “Daddy’s Home” consistently, but posts his own political commentary so rarely that I’m sometimes tempted to drop him from my GoComics lineup. However, it’s paid off this time around, because he posted this one January 12, […]

Posted on: Feb 25, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 2 Comments

The Complete Superwoman – A First and Last Rarity

This will be an amalgamation of a few subsets we have here: a First and Last entry, a Rarities post, and a Complete collection. On June 27, 1943 The New York Tribune syndicate distributed the first episode of Superwoman by already famed cartoonist Rea Irvin. The Sunday-only strip appeared in at least two newspapers – […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Legal, Comments: 2 Comments

CSotD: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Dream on, Winslow. Prickly City (AMS) has been a voice in the wilderness, trying to put forth conservative views without falling into the mire that seems to have taken over things on that side of the aisle. Trump broke his silence the other day with a rant triggered by his loss at the Supreme Court, […]

Posted on: Feb 24, 2021,  Section: Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 4 Comments

National Cartoonists Society Open House (Zoom)

The National Cartoonists Society is hosting a Greet & Meet this Friday. We are hosting an online shindig for members and non-member cartoonists and hope you’ll join in and help spread the word! This is a great chance to connect with other pros and to include those you may know who are interested in who […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: National Cartoonist Society, Comments: 0 Comments

Mike Marland Retires From Editorial Cartooning

Mike Marland has informed the people of New Hampshire: The time has come to start a slow slide into retirement. It’s going to take me a few years to actually get there, but I’m going to begin by retiring from drawing editorial cartoons. Mike has two reasons for the decision. I’ve been drawing them for […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: AAEC-feed, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Comments: 0 Comments

CSotD: Truth and Illusion

“Truth and Illusion, George. You don’t know the difference.” “No, but we must carry on as though we did.” “Amen.”                                        — Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  I was delighted to see Jen Sorensen address the stereotype […]

Posted on: Feb 23, 2021,  Section: Editorial cartooning, Comments: 3 Comments